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absence of past, 13 of memory. See memory as testimony. See testimony abstraction and values, 113-14, 118 and violence, 19,31, 115, 165, 189,214 absurdist writing influence of, on Elie Wiesel, 139 laughter in, 140 silence in, 139 and World War II, 139,237 n.20, n.23 Act and Idea in the Nazi Genocide, 17-18 Adams, Robert, 115 Adorno,Theodor,8,16-18 Aichinger, Use, 115 Alexander, Edward, 26 Alter, Robert, 134 Amery,Jean,31,99,174,214 At the Mind's Limit, 172-74 criticism of Tournier, 202 Amis, Martin, Time's Arrow, 193-94 amnesia, 49, 73 See also forgetting anti-Semitism, 85, 111, 130-31, 146, 193, 184 aphasia, 38, 49, 92 See also muteness Index Appelfeld, Aharon, 16, 18, 24, 89 Tzili,135 Arendt, Hannah, 19, 158 Eichmann in Jerusalem, 158-59 The Origins of Totalitarianism, 207-9 art (artistic imagination) appropriation of, 211, 243 n. 24 and atrocity, 15-18, 182,211-13 crisis of, 182 and fiction, 6, 12 history, 6--7,12,17-18 as implicated in Nazi ideology, 182 inadequacy to represent Holocaust, 145, 182 as interpretation, 6 and invention, 3 Maus as, 2-6 Shoah as, 2-6 and testimony, 5-6 "Art and Culture, " 120, 130 At the Mind's Limit, 172-74 atrocity, 39 265 and aesthetic pleasure, 215 and art, 15-18, 182,211-13 effects on culture, 111 effects on faith, 111, 169-70 effects on morality, 111 and ethical behavior, 112 and memory, 72 and moral chaos, 110 266 atrocity (cont.) and muteness, 72 poetics of, 17,25,73 psychological effects of, 71-72, 99-100,111 and speech/language, 72 Auerbach, Rachel, 51 Yizkor, 1943,47 autobiography, 11, 28 autobiographical memory, 2-3, 5, 12 and Holocaust survivors, 12 and trauma. See trauma and fiction, 2, 5, 8, 11, 12, 24 See also testimony Baudelaire, Charles, 203-4 Becker, Jurek, Jacob the Liar, 67-68, 162 Beckett, Samuel, 141 Happy Days, 140 A Beggar in Jerusalem, 121, 124-25, 133, 138-39, 141-43, 144, 147-52, 155 Begley, Louis, 1-2, 8-9, 24 Wartime Lies, 8-11 The Man Who Was Late, 8 Benjamin, Walter, 194 Bettelheim, Bruno, 74, 87 biography, and fiction, 2-3 Blanchot, Maurice, 48, 103-4, 106, 107 The Writing ofthe Disaster, 17, 117,223 blindness and collaboration, 90, 201 and muteness, 87-90,199-200 and sight, 87-91, 199-201 Blood from the Sky, 78, 102-4, 106--7,118-19 Blumenthal, Nachman, 164, 171 Borowski, Tadeus, This Way to the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen, 26 Bosmajian, Hamida, 27, 195 Bratzlaver Hasidim, 143 and absence, 143 See also Nachman of Bratzlav Brecht, Berthold, 172 Brombert, Victor, 117 Camus, Albert, 141, 144, 222 Le Mythe de Sisyphe, 139 The Fall, 140 Index Canetti, Elias, The Human Province, 12-73 cannibalism, 182, 186 in Holocaust literature, 240 n.8 and identity, 188 as metaphoric replacement for speech,186 as symbol of Germany, 187,207 as symbolically expressed muteness, 188-89 Caruth, Cathy, 49 Celan, Paul, 31, 123, 173-74, 179 Chaplin, Charles, The Great Dictator, 175 chronicles. See testimony commix, 2 complicity. See guilt "A Conversation Piece, " 178-80 Culture appropriation of, 171,210-11 German. See German culture in ghettos. See ghetto identity. See identity Czerniakow, Adam, 52-54, 56, 60 Death in Life, 105 defecation as fetish, 192 and dehumanization, 195,241 n.14 as refused memory, 189, 191-93 as symbolic expression of muteness, 189-91 Delbo, Charlotte, 30, 40, 41, 54, 62, 98,100-1,107,110,189,202 diaries. See testimony Dickinson, Emily, 106 Difference and Pathology, 86, 208 The Drowned and the Saved, 23, 47-48,62,99,101,104,218-20, 223,225-26 Index Eagelton, Terry, 190 eating (ingestion) as communion, 186-87 as memory, 189, 193 as metaphoric replacement for speech,185 Eichmann, Adolf, 158-59, 177-78, 180, 196 Eichmann in Jerusalem, 158-59 Eichmann Interrogated, 159 "Eichmann's Victims, " 137 Elder [Erl] King, 206-7, 211, 242 n.19 See also Goethe Erl King. See Elder King Esh, Shaul, 157-58 Esslin, Martin, 237 n.20 An Estate ofMemory, 112-13 The Exile ofthe Word, 17-18 Extraterritorial, 214 Ezrahi, Sidra DeKoven, 28 fact and fiction. See fiction, and fact The Fall, 140 A Farewell to Arms, 114 Felman, Shoshana, 6, 48, 98 Felstiner, John, 174 fiction and art, 6 and autobiography, 5, 8, 11-12,24 and fact, 2-3, 227 n.8...

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9781438407074
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9780791431290
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OCLC
42855116
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276
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2012-01-01
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English
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